I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the background of the 48 Laws of Power, but suffice to say if you are planning on maintaining proper frame with your wife and blowing her shit tests out of the water, you need at least a rudimentary understanding of these Machiavelli principles. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 1”
In marriage there are roles that each man and woman must take on. The man is expected to be a protector, provider, a strategist, and strong. A woman is expected to be dedicated, a care taker, loyal, and provide in a different way. Far too often you see married guys succumbing to every single request their wives have and you can almost feel the tension and see the broken spirit of the guy. While there will be some crossover of duties at times, the balance should be equal. Continue reading “Denying Her Requests”
This article was originally a guest post written by Jak for Charles Sledge’s site. An excerpt will be placed here along with a link to the full article below.
While reading Charles’s article about the Chinese Bamboo Tree, I was reminded of a related story told to me by my martial arts instructor a few months ago: The Zen Master and a Cup of Tea. While the story about the bamboo tree details the eventual rewards that patience and persistence provide, this short story about a cup of tea that I am going to regale you with will explain how you should enter into something new that you are wanting to learn more about. It’s a lesson about adopting the correct mindset for learning.
To read the entire article, click here.
“…I’ve made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake – all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us…”
― Adriana Trigiani,
“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.”
Well gentlemen, today we reach a milestone in this series. I’m officially calling this the end of Part 1 on the 12 Levels of Dread Series. Why here and now? Simply because it feels like a good stopping point for Part 1. You’re going to have plenty to work on and all this is going to take time implementing so take your time and really nail down these first 5 levels. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 5 – Style”
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”
Following close on the footsteps of Level 3, Level 4 is about conditioning your wife to accept things on your terms. Think of it as a Level 3: Part 2, if you will. Between work, the gym, your various hobbies and adventures, and hustling on the side, you don’t have time for petty emotional games and it’s time to let your wife know that. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 4 – Availability”
“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”
If you haven’t read the previous installments on this series, I would highly recommend doing so here, here, and here. This level of the Dread Game is all about reclaiming your freedom and enjoying life to its fullest and how to deal with the inevitable pushback from your wife.
By this point, you should be no less than three months into the entire process, preferably longer. You should be making great strides in your fitness levels, getting your finances under control, sharpening your mind with mentally stimulating books and activities, and deflecting your wife’s shit tests like a Kung Fu master. Level 3 is all about developing hobbies away from the home. It might seem rather of a benign step in the grand scheme of Dread Gaming your spouse, but like all the others, this one is crucial…but why? Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 3 – New Life”
“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
In our last article of this series, we discussed how to identify and properly respond to the various shit tests women will sling your way, by adopting a carefree, sometimes flirty attitude. If you’ve been studying the material provided in the last article, focusing on the subtext that women provide when they talk to you, and keeping your wits about you, you should be starting to get a good grasp on things. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action”
As the leader of the pack that is your family, your guidance, words and most importantly your actions will dictate what your family looks like and ascribes to. You’re the horse, and the driver of the cart and your actions are what they will consider the norm. When it comes to health and fitness, there is no exception to this rule. Continue reading “A Family Carved of Stone”
“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”
If you have been studying the principles laid out in the last article of this series, you should be beginning to understand what type of basic tactics to employ and at what times. If this is all still a jumble of information, don’t worry. This is a lot of complicated concepts that take a lot of pondering and practice to get down pat. Just continue to follow the OODA loop: Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 1 – Tests”